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Spending on forensic, missing persons DNA biometrics database programs to grow

The Biometrics Research Group, Inc. estimates that law enforcement spending on forensic DNA databases throughout North America will total approximately…

 

Explainer: Rapid DNA technology

The introduction of “Rapid DNA” technology will revolutionize the practice of forensics. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is…

 

Explainer: DNA and DNA Profiling

Among various possible biometric modalities, DNA provides the most reliable personal identification. It is intrinsically digital, and does not change…

 

Online DNA profiles create potential privacy risks

A recent scientific study has determined that genetic information that is publicly available online can be used to identify others. A team…

 

McDonald’s using DNA-based security system in Australia

In an effort to crack down on theft at McDonald’s locations in Australia, the fast-food restaurant chain has hired a British…

 

Pentagon to test Rapid DNA biometric technology

Starting next January, the University of North Texas will conduct Rapid DNA tests on behalf of the U.S. Department of…

 

U.S. gov’t to support “Big Data” research for DNA analysis

The U.S. government will support “Big Data” research to aid several universities involved in DNA analysis. The government acknowledges the…

 

DNA lab error accused innocent man of rape in the UK

Private firm LGC Forensics falsely associated a man in a rape case and caused him be held for several months….

 

DNA tracked suspected killer of one of Highway of Tears victims

DNA testing has proven yet again just how important and significant a tool it is in law enforcement and in…

 

Sir Alec Jeffreys, inventor of DNA fingerprinting, retires

Sir Alec Jeffreys is retiring from the University Of Leicester. Jeffreys was instrumental in changing criminal investigations around the world…

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